Champions send out a warning as they hammer Tew

Joe Thomas was in top form with the ball but Great & Little Tew were thumped by High Wycombe
Joe Thomas was in top form with the ball but Great & Little Tew were thumped by High Wycombe

Great & Little Tew were unable to build on last weekend’s draw with leaders Banbury as they lost at Home Counties Premier Cricket League champions High Wycombe.

The division one new boys lost by a massive 101 runs in Saturday’s fixture at Wycombe, who closed the gap on Banbury after their top-of-the-table clash with Henley was cancelled.

Having been inserted by Andy Haris, Wycombe made a solid start with openers Gavin Baker 36 and Garth Davson 39 putting on 76 runs for the first wicket. A mini collapse saw Tew reduce Wycombe to 85-5 with Joe Thomas in top form but George Russell put the champions back on track with a solid innings.

Russell 72 and Jonathan Burden 26no saw Wycombe past the 200-mark as the hosts posted 208-9. Thomas took 5-46, which included five maidens, while Harris finished with 3-67.

In reply, Tew lost Jordan Garrett early on, with Dain Moreton following soon after. Fellow opener Harry Smith 27 stuck around but when he was dismissed with Tew on 39-3, wickets began to fall with Paul Sawyer 4-17 doing the damage.

The middle order failed to fire with the visitors being dismissed for a disappointing 101 runs in the 25th over with Cameron Parsons taking 3-24 and James Benning picking up 3-37.